So I have this cool little gadget on my front door for keyless entry. I still have a deadbolt, but instead of carrying a key, I can enter in a code and the door unlocks automatically. I thought it would be a good idea to have that to ensure that I never get locked out of my house. Plus since I will have a renter again eventually I thought that would be a good alternative to giving out a key.
So yesterday I came home at lunch and tried to enter in my code, but not only would it not accept it, it actually didn’t beep at all. It had gone completely dead. I came in through the garage instead and I figured I must just need to change the batteries, but after I changed them it still didn’t work. I’m a little confused about this but I guess I’ll take it apart and tinker with it and if that doesn’t work than I guess I’ll buy a new one.
It weirded me out just a little though. Being that I am a single girl who lives by herself, I, of course, started going through all the scenarios of why it was broken: Did someone try to break in? Did my former roommate stop by and try to mess with it to get in? Do the gadget-gods hate me and not want me to have this cool technology? I actually even had a bad dream about someone breaking into my house last night. That was not cool. I sort of feel a little wimpy that I got worried about it… Being a weenie is not my style!
So anyway, that random event and a 5 mile run were the only exciting things to happen to me yesterday. Really they were about the ONLY things that happened to me. My life has been pretty boring lately as I am trying to curb my spending and socializing a little. It’s time to reign it in and remember that I am now a poor little home owner.
As always, life isn’t going too terribly bad. I worked at a karate tournament on Friday and Saturday and then on Sunday I did a 12 mile run with the team. It actually wasn’t a very good run, but I did it and that’s all that matters. 12 miles is officially the furthest I have ever run so that was a pretty cool milestone. I think the reason I had a bad run was because I was so busy on Saturday that I didn’t get a chance to properly rest and hydrate. I didn’t leave the tournament (after-party) until about 12:30am and so I was a little bleary-eyed as I stumbled out of bed for the 8am run.
I’ve been having some problems with my hip lately and so that was a little uncomfortable during the run and then afterwards. I couldn’t tell if it was my hip-flexor or my groin muscle, but I went to the chiropractor yesterday and Mark is pretty sure it’s my flexor. My hip flexors have always been pretty loose because of karate, so it surprised me that they were so tight when I tried to stretch them out after my run last night. I guess I can’t assume that because I was once flexible I will always be that way. It’s far too early in my training to get injured so I hope I nipped this in the bud!
My 5 miler went surprisingly well last night too. It was chilly and so the cold air hurt my lungs (flippin’ asthma!), but after I warmed up it was manageable. I even ran a little faster than I usually do, which surprised me. I have a Garmin and it tracks my mileage pace etc. Well, I think I have been unintentionally skewing my data… Here’s how it’s happening. When I wear long sleeves, I some times jerk my arm out and back to adjust the sleeve because long sleeves are annoying. I didn’t realize it until last night, but when I do that, the Garmin actually thinks I’m running faster for a split second. When I look at the data I will have these little blips where it looks like I was running a 6 or 7 minute mile. An unusual discovery, but now I guess I know how to cheat if I really want to :)